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Bennett, NC

December 3, 2007
3:16 PM

Post #4257067

Do I need to store the dried flower seed I've "collected" in the refrigerator? someone said that they would do better to be storred in the frig. for a few weeks before planting in the spring. Thanks MamaD2
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2007
3:59 PM

Post #4257178

Some people do store their seed in the fridge or even in the freezer, which is fine for most seed, but just be sure it is completely dry first (ice crystals can damage seed). I keep my seed in a dry, dark place at controlled room temperature (not some place that will get hot in summer), and I get good germination for several years on most things. In actual fact, most of my seeds are mostly stored in a chest of drawers in the living room. I do store columbine, poppy, and some other seeds that like cold stratification in the butter keeper compartment of my fridge, but since I winter sow those anyway, it probably makes little difference. I do think storing in the fridge is good for poppy seeds because of their oil content -- it makes sense that you might need cool storage to help them stay fresh.

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